Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist

When it comes to choosing an orthodontist, there’s a lot to consider. Here at Johnson Orthodontics of Rehoboth Beach, we wouldn’t buy a car without looking into the make and manufacturer. We wouldn’t hire a babysitter without doing extensive background research and talking to references. Heck, we wouldn’t go to see a movie without at least getting a general idea of what it was about and maybe reading a review or two. 

So why would we expect you to do any less when choosing the person in charge of your oral health? We wouldn’t! And since we pride ourselves on making as many resources available to you as possible, here are a few pertinent questions to ask when choosing an orthodontist. 

What is your experience? Are you a specialist?

This is a great one to ask. Your orthodontic treatment is a serious investment, and you deserve to know that you’re seeing a professional who has dedicated their career to fulfilling your needs. 

While all orthodontists have a degree in and are familiar with dentistry, becoming certified with the American Association of Orthodontists, like Dr. Johnson, requires several more years of highly specialized training targeting the alignment of the teeth and jaws. 

Not only is Dr. Johnson a graduate of the prestigious Temple University’s Orthodontic Residency program, but he was also singled out on the strength of his clinical and interpersonal skills to serve as Chief Resident! 

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist

Are you up-to-date on the latest practices and technology?

This is a big one. The practice of orthodontics has taken massive strides in recent years! Chances are, if you’re looking into your child’s orthodontic care and remember having your own set of braces back in high school, you remember cold, droopy impressions and a mouth full of uncomfortable metal! 

These days, provided your specialist is current with the latest techniques and employs the newest technology like Dr. Johnson, those cold impressions are a thing of the past. Your or your child’s braces will be lightweight, discreet, and durable! 

We at Johnson Orthodontics are proud to employ iTerro 3D scanning technology, which quickly and unobtrusively takes deeply detailed images of your teeth and jaws. 

Dr. Johnson is a member of the elite Schulman Group, a cohort of expert Orthodontists consisting of only 125 practitioners throughout the United States. They’re dedicated to developing and implementing the most advanced and progressive treatments possible. 

Are you involved with your community?

I don’t know about you, but when it’s time to talk to someone about my health, I want to know that they’re not only at the top of their field but that they take a personal investment in the care of their patients. 

Nothing demonstrates this more than to see that my orthodontic specialist is a member of the community where he practices! Dr. Johnson loves living in Rehoboth Beach and serving the greater Kent and Sussex Counties region, in and out of the office!  

He’s raising his kids here just like you. And just like you, we here at Johnson Orthodontics know that professional success should spring from an attitude of service and relationship. 

How much are your consultations? 

While this may vary from specialist to specialist, you should expect the doctor you see to invest in your care and well-being. A great way to demonstrate that is by providing your initial consultation free of charge, like you’ll find at Johnson Orthodontics. 

Questions to Ask When Choosing an OrthodontistDo You Love What You Do? 

Here at Johnson Orthodontics, we love serving the community of Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding areas, and we love getting to know our patients! 

There’s a reason you chose Dr. Johnson as the best Orthodontic Practice in Sussex County in this year’s Best of Coastal Style. It’s not just his qualifications, it’s not just the modern office featuring the latest in orthodontic tech, and it’s not just the friendly, knowledgeable staff. 

It’s all of it, together. Come by and see us, and we’ll surely have you smiling wider than ever. And if you can’t get away from the kids (we know the feeling!), feel free to schedule a virtual consult!